Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz set Liz Cheney and her committee straight after it issued a criminal referred against former President Donald Trump. Alan said:
“Congress has only legislative powers. It does not have prosecutorial authority. I challenge anybody to show me anything in this Constitution which explicitly or even implicitly gives Congress the power to refer cases of individuals for prosecution.
“In my view, it’s clearly unconstitutional. Article One limits the power of Congress through legislative actions. This is not a legislative action, naming a specific individual and referring them to the Justice Department.
“It’s not legislative and it tramples on the authority of the executive branch.
“The 14th Amendment provides one specific time when Congress may in fact, act against an individual.
“That is if the person was engaged in an insurrection or rebellion, like in the Civil War, and they didn’t act under that provision.
“I think the Justice Department will be polite and accept them, and then go on with its own investigation.
“Remember, they now have a special counsel.
“They have the ability to investigate.
“They have a much higher standard of prosecution than Congress does. So they will politely ignore what Congress has said.
“We’re seeing the law weaponized and once the Republicans get power, they’ll probably do some of the same thing,” Dershowitz said.
“So the American public has to be protected against the weaponization of our legal system for partisan purposes.”
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